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Watch live: Heels lead Gamecocks at halftime

Tune in to watch UNC vs. South Carolina on ESPN & WatchESPN.

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1hJim Trotter

Trotter: Brady decision exposes NFL's power again

In case after case, we learn repeatedly that NFL justice simply isn't in line with the standards of American justice. And this has owners questioning the guy who hands out that justice.

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1mDan Graziano

Source: JPP plans to return to Giants next week

Jason Pierre Paul plans to return to the New York Giants next week and the team will examine his hand and make a determination about when he might be available to play, according to a source.

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Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

John Brown will catch at least 10 TDs this season. Yes, you heard me ... 10 TDs! With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statements for each NFL team.

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8mGreg Garber

Murray thwarts upset effort to reach third round

2012 US Open champion Andy Murray had to win the final three steamy sets at Flushing Meadows to beat unorthodox Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 and advance to the third round.

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Jeremy Lin goes undercover (0:51)
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Judge deems NFL's process unfair to Brady (1:19)
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Ruling a major rebuke of Goodell's power (1:17)
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Follow live: Federer back under US Open lights

Roger Federer is the featured attraction under the lights at the US Open (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN). Earlier, Andy Murray outlasted Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in five sets.

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Sock's cramps too unbearable to continue (2:19)
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NBA impersonator back at it, this time with Ginobili (0:30)
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Who can actually win the College Football Playoff? (1:45)
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Kiper: Adoree' Jackson 'could be spectacular this season' (0:40)
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3hDavid Purdum

Brady ruling shifts Patriots' Super Bowl odds

Las Vegas sportsbooks reacted to news of Tom Brady's appeal win by reinstalling the Patriots as the co-favorites in the AFC and bumping up the point spread in next week's season opener.

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15mGreg Garber

Overcome by heat, Sock collapses at US Open

Jack Sock, a 22-year-old American, was the latest victim of the heat wave that has gripped the 2015 US Open, as he withdrew from his second-round match Thursday after collapsing to the court.

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3hBob Ehalt

American Pharoah will keep racing, owner says

Owner Ahmed Zayat announced Thursday morning that he has decided to keep the sport's first Triple Crown champion in 37 years in training despite the shock of a second-place finish in the Travers.

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Disguised Ole Miss coach does 'Whip/Nae Nae' (0:33)
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The NYCFC Pirlo conundrum (2:30)
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10hArash Markazi

These famous typewriters keep history alive

Steve Soboroff's typewriter collection -- with keys pushed by Joe DiMaggio, Ernest Hemingway, Maya Angelou and others -- is truly fascinating, and so is the story behind it, Arash Markazi writes.

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Harbaugh era one hour away
College Football 

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is ready for his debut with the Wolverines, with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET at Utah. Michigan is a 5-point underdog.

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College Football 

Legal FAQ: Inside the judge's decision
NFL 

You've got questions? ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson has answers. Why he still feels like the league's legal position remains strong despite the ruling today and how this reminds him of a 2004 ruling involving Maurice Clarett. Looking at precedent

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NFL 

Brady's return improves Patriots' chances
NFL 

According to ESPN's Football Power Index, the Patriots are now favored in each of their first four games with Brady playing and also now have a 3-in-4 chance of reaching the playoffs.

NFL 

Mitch has to leave with cramp
College Football 

Connor Mitch picked up nine yards on this run -- giving him a game-high 47 for the first half -- but came up with a cramp and had to leave the game. South Carolina trails UNC 13-10 at halftime on ESPN.

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College Football 

When football meets futbol

Kaka, on the East Coast for international matches with Brazil, had time to snap a pic with Tim Tebow. No word on if they practiced Tebowing.

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No. 16 Georgia Tech opens vs. Alcorn St.
College Football 

Paul Johnson's squad has high hopes in the ACC. They should get off to a good start to the season, coming into tonight as 41-point favorites over FCS foe Alcorn State. Watch live on ESPN3

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College Football 

Oklahoma State settles for field goal

Tre Flowers picked off Central Michigan's Cooper Rush and returned it to the CMU 11-yard line, but the Cowboys couldn't get any offense going from there and had to settle for a field goal, giving them a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter. Watch live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

Watch: Roger Federer's second round
Tennis 

The 2-seed takes on Belgium's Steve Darcis in their first career meeting as they both look to make the third round of the US Open. Fed has only lost once -- in the Wimbledon finals to Novak Djokovic earlier this year-- in his last 17 matches. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Tennis 

Kings defenseman taken into custody

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is holding Slava Voynov without bond set in connection with his no contest plea to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Los Angeles Superior Court. Voynov had been held by Seal Beach Police since July 7.

Kershaw after Koufax's record?

Clayton Kershaw is well on his way to another 250-strikeout season. That will put him behind only Sandy Koufax in Dodger history.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jonathan Kraft said that while the Patriots would like draft picks back from NFL on Deflategate punishment, as they sit here today, they don't intend to pursue.

Olynyk leading Canada early
FIBA 

2-0 Venezuela is on the ropes after the first thanks to Kelly Olynyk, whose 9 points leads all scorers. Canada takes a 25-15 lead into the second. Live on ESPN3

FIBA 

Cotton, metallic ink and ... freedom
NFL 

Those are the ingredients in Julian Edelman's latest T-shirt according to a tweet sent after Tom Brady's suspension was overturned. Edelman was just one of many players to share their reactions on Twitter. See the tweets

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NFL 

David Hale @DavidHaleESPN

It’s hot and muggy in Charlotte tonight. Had a bunch of players that look to be cramping up. Appears the case fro Pharoh Cooper here.

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Jonathan Kraft says the Patriots would not have raised their championship banner in the opener if Tom Brady's suspension was upheld.

Pee wee player simply cannot be tackled

A Farmington, Connecticut, youth football player showed the big boys how it's done by breaking no fewer than 9 tackles on his way to the end zone.

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Wiggins leads Canada into action
FIBA 

Andrew Wiggins is averaging 14.0 PPG in two games so far at FIBA Americas, but Canada is 1-1. They face 2-0 Venezuela in a crucial game tonight. Live on ESPN3

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FIBA 

Watch: Okla. State vs. Central Michigan

Oklahoma State's offense ranked 60th in the FBS in offensive efficiency last season, third-worst in the Big 12. Can the Cowboys put more yards on the stat sheet tonight against Central Michigan? Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU fans welcome their team as it arrives at TCF Bank Stadium. Small but vocal contingent made the trip from Fort Worth.

NCF 

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh's wife, Sarah, said she tossed and turned more last night than Jim. She said Jim feels the pressure, but loves the fact that the Michigan family has so much faith in his ability to return Michigan to glory.

Weiler goes long distance on kick
College Football 

Nick Weiler's longest field goal last season was 23 yards. He blew that away with this 47-yarder to give UNC a 10-7 lead over South Carolina on ESPN.

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College Football 

Falcons' owner: 'It's sad for the league'
NFL 

Arthur Blank on the Tom Brady ruling and the NFL's decision to appeal, "I think it's unfortunate that after 9 months, this has not been settled. It's sad for the league. We should be focused on the great season coming up."

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